MADRID | By J.P. Marín Arrese | Draghi’s performance in Jackson Hole has largely overshadowed other central bankers. Undoubtedly he surpasses himself in summertime. Just remember his landmark defence of the Euro back in August, 2012.
MADRID | By Julia Pastor | The ball is now on Janet Yellen’s court after BoE’s governor Mark Carney warned investors to get ready for interest rates’ hikes. What can we expect if the US Fed follows suit?
SAO PAULO | By Marcus Nunes | There is a significant difference between the discourse formulated by Ms. Yellen and the one formulated by Feldstein. While the first talks about a “suffering economy,” the second insists on being preoccupied about the future of inflation.
NEW YORK | By Mike Konczal via Next New Deal | One way of judging how the economy evolved in 2013 is to compare it to the Federal Reserve’s projections of it. As some market monetarists believe, these projections aren’t neutral projections of inflation and growth but also a communication of what the Fed thinks about what it can accomplish. So, how did the Fed’s projections for 2013 turn out? Did the economy end up how the Fed said it would when it announced expanded monetary policy?
SAO PAULO | By Marcus Nunes | The fact that Ms Yellen is a dove today does not imply that she would tolerate rising inflation tomorrow. She will need to persuade the markets, and the public, of that in the coming weeks.